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    Hostage! The Abridgement of International Laws

    This 1979 U.S. International Communications Agency (USICA) program examines the United Nations' response to the Iran Hostage crisis and the history of laws pertaining to diplomatic…

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    35th Anniversary of Iran Hostage Release

    A C-SPAN announcer gave a summary of events leading up to Iranian students seizing hostages on November 4, 1979, followed by a portion of President Carter’s final State of the Union Address…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on their memories of the Iran hostage crisis. On January 20, 1981, Iran released the 52 American hostages held for 444…

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    Terrorist Financing

    Witnesses offered recommendations for curbing revenue to terror groups such as ISIS* at a hearing on terrorist financing and U.S. hostage policy. Included among those testifying was Diane…

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    U.S Hostage Policy

    Officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and State Department talked about the Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell. President Obama called for its establishment to be the single entity to help…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    State Department Spokesperson John Kirby briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics, including the handling of hostage situations, the conflict in Syria,…

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    Reporting from Conflict Zones

    The University of Arizona hosted a discussion about journalists in conflict zones. The panelists included former Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, who was held hostage in…

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    President Obama on Hostage Negotiation Policy

    President Obama spoke about changes following the completion of the Hostage Policy Review, including that the government would no longer threaten to criminally prosecute families of American hostages…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco spoke with reporters at the White House daily briefing about President Obama’s announcement earlier in the day of changes in how the government would…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics, including trade, military retirement benefits, the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill, and…

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    U.S. Hostages and Drone Strikes

    Representative John Delaney (D-MD) talked about a proposal for a job that is dedicated to keeping track of American hostages around the world and developing strategies to help free them. The proposal…

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    U.S. Hostage Policy

    The New America Foundation hosted a discussion on U.S. hostage policy. Panelists included former FBI negotiator Gary Noesner; Debra Tice, the mother of Austin Rice; an American journalist…

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    U.S. Policy on Hostages Held Overseas

    Dane Egli talked about President Obama’s review of the process the U.S. uses to try to recover Americans taken hostage overseas. A video clip was shown from the November 18, 2014, daily…

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    Iran Hostage Crisis

    In the conference on the Carter presidency, held at Hofstra University, Mr. Gunter, Ms. Reilly, and Mr. Smist presented papers focusing on different aspects of the Iran hostage crisis, including Iranian student deportations…

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    Book Discussion on In the Presence of My Enemies

    From Foothills Baptist Church in Hardy, Arkansas, former missionary Gracia Burnham discusses her memoir In the Presence of My Enemies, from Tyndale House Publishers. The book chronicles Martin and…

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    U.S.-Iran Relations

    Former Charge d’Affaires Bruce Laingen, one of the American hostages held captive in Iran in 1980 and 1981, spoke about relations between the U.S. and Iran following the 25th anniversary of their…

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    October Surprise Task Force Report Response

    Mrs. Casey read a statement responding to the report of the October Surprise task force from an earlier news conference. She lauded the task force findings, which determined that no…

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    Return of Remains of American Hostages

    Vice President Quayle, Secretary Cheney, and CIA Director Gates delivered remarks at a ceremony honoring two slain hostages, Marine Colonel Rich Higgins and CIA station head William…

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    State Department News Briefing

    Joseph Snyder, State Department spokesperson, responded to reporters' questions about international affairs concerning the Department of State, including the discovery of the remains of…

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    The Post-Hostage Era

    Professor Sutherland spoke on his life in captivity, and world events in what now seems to be a post-hostage era. Earlier this month, he was freed after more than six years as a political…

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